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Bluefield State College Admission Requirements

Bluefield, West Virginia

Chances of getting into Bluefield State College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bluefield State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Bluefield State College and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 571 out of 604 applicants were admitted making Bluefield State College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Bluefield State College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Bluefield State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
27%
SAT Scores for Bluefield State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Bluefield State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bluefield State College?

Bluefield State College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bluefield State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >97%
1020 to 1120 Avg + 95%-97%
920 to 1020 Avg - 92%-95%
820 to 920 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 820 Low <87%
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Bluefield State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for Bluefield State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Bluefield State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bluefield State College?

Admission data indicates that Bluefield State College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bluefield State College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bluefield State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >97%
19 to 21 Avg + 95%-97%
17 to 19 Avg - 92%-95%
15 to 17 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 15 Low <87%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.36
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Bluefield State College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bluefield State College was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bluefield State College accepts 95% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bluefield State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 1% Reach

High School Class Rank

84% of Bluefield State College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bluefield State College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Bluefield State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 402 202 604
Accepted 389 182 571
Acceptance Rate 97% 90% 95%
Enrolled 112 68 180
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 37% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bluefield State College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bluefield State College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bluefield State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237215 IPEDS survey data for Bluefield State College.

Frequently Asked Questions

27% of students submit their SAT scores to Bluefield State College. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Bluefield State College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1120. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.